The following birds are available for sale at this time. They are priced so the average person can afford them. So don't pass up some good birds just because they're not priced at several hundred dollars each. If you're at the other end of the financial spectrum, you need to realize that these are pedigreed animals and not street pigeons. The day of the five-dollar pigeon is long gone. They are priced so I can receive some reasonable return on the investment I have made in feed, time caring for them, etc.
What is a pigeon really worth? The value of a pigeon depends on three factors, and you can read about them here.
You will find some rare-colored birds among those listed. It is important to remember that we are a FLYING loft, not a COLOR loft. Our rare colors are required to fly right with the other birds. We sell youngsters that we raise out of our flyers, but we will seldom sell the rare-colored flyers themselves because we will be using them later as breeders.
I am selling pigeons, not paper, but almost all of those listed below have extensive pedigrees. I will provide whatever pedigree information I have on each bird listed. Feel free to email me and request an electronic copy of the pedigree of any bird listed here.
PLEASE NOTE: 2012 saw another significant increase in postal rates. Therefore, if birds are to be shipped to you (shipping to destinations in the USA only), the shipping charge will be $55 for one or two birds, $75 for 3 or 4 birds, $100 for 5 or 6 birds, and $120 for 7 or 8 birds to cover the cost of postage and a special USPS-approved shipping box. (Larger boxes not only cost more, but they also mean even more weight, hence the jump in shipping costs as the number of birds increases.) More than 8 birds will require a second box.
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2013 black cock no. 3227, carries the gene for recessive opal, out of a full brother of "Snake River", a 200-mile winner. Dam is "Wonder" blood, bred by Sonny McGowan out of Chris Peeman birds (Oak Haven Farms). Dam raised a 2nd-place winner @ 200 miles. Full pedigree. Price: $100
|2.||SOLD 2008 red check cock, no. 1109. This is a 2008 late hatch cock that was purchased at the annual Indianapolis RPC young bird auction. Although unflown himself, he is a grandson of Mike Radkovic's "LAR", the first Indianapolis 600-mile day bird in over 50 years. He is Schelleken and Verbruggen on his sire's side and Schelleken/Janssen/VanLoon on his dam's side. Besides being a son of "LAR", his sire also raised a club and combine winner at 150 miles when mated to "The Packer Hen". "The Packer Hen" (AU 92 GBAY 7559) bred many winners; one of her offspring flew 600 miles as a yearling. 1109, when mated to a granddaughter of "LAR", raised us several consistent flyers, and he would still be in our breeding plans if it were not for the need for additional room in our breeding loft. Full pedigree. Price reduced: $75 - SOLD(JB)|
2013 recessive opal bar hen. This is an unflown sister to "Snake River" aka "Little Snake", winner of 1st at 210 miles and 4th place at 130 miles. Parents are my current foundation breeding pair among my opals and cherries. It is my own family but is heavy in HVR, Janssen and VanHee lineage. Full pedigree. Special note: Her nestmate (also a hen) is also available at the same price. Price: $75
|4.||2013 blue check hen no. 3042 from the flying loft. She flew four races out to 180 miles as a young bird. She is available now because I have extra hens. Sire is a race winner and dam is a daughter of “Heisenberg”, my best old bird flyer over the past ten years. “Heisenberg” has won two races and a total of 8 diplomas prior to being retired. He was first to loft in 10 of the 24 races he flew. Janssen/HVR cross. Full pedigree on dam’s side only. Price: $75|
|5.||2013 black cock carrying reduced, no. 36972. He is a late hatch and therefore unflown, but he is also a brother to a 4th-place diploma winner at 180 miles. Mate to a reduced hen and you will get 50% reduced in both sexes. Mate to any non-reduced hen and half the daughters will be reduced, with half the sons carrying reduced. We are breeding out of his brother, a half-sister, and a half-brother. Sire is “8415” , my foundation reduced cock, and dam is a black hen that is Ganus Janssen crossed into my recessive opal/cherry family. Full brother is a diploma winner. Full Pedigree. Price: $100|
|6.||2012 Red phase ("cherry") recessive opal cock no. 144. Sire is full brother to a 200-mile winner. Parents are primarily VanHee and HVR. Dam carries the gene for barless, so there is also a 50% chance he carries it as well. This is a solid, well put together cockbird that is also very attractive. This is the nestmate to lot no. 8 below. Full pedigree. Price: $100|
|7.||2013 barless blue cock. Although not visible in the photo he does have one white flight on the right wing. This is a grandson on his mother's side of "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner. On sire's side, he also goes back to "The Iceman", but he is much farther back, as is "FDY 623", an AU Registered Champion. And since his father carries dilute, there is a 50% chance he carries dilute as well. Sire was unflown, but dam was flown as a young bird and then stocked, as was his paternal grandsire. Fully pedigreed. Price reduced: $75|
|8.||Late hatch 2012 "cherry" hen, no. 131. ("Cherry" is also known as "extreme red phase recessive opal".) This pigeon is an almost perfect mimic for ash red, but it is NOT an ash red; it will breed as a blue when mated to a bird that does not carry the opal/cherry mutation. Sire is a full brother to "Snake River", a 200-mile winner and is my own family, which I have been developing over the last decade or more. My rare colors are bred for flying, not just for color. This is a full sister to lot no. 8 above. Full pedigree. Price: $75|
|9.||2013 black hen no. 3027 from the flying loft. She flew four races out to 180 miles as a young bird but is available now because I have extra hens. Sire is “6227” my current foundation almond cock and dam is a “velvet” Huysken Van Riel hen from Lighthouse Loft in New York. An older sibling was 5th place in the Miami Valley auction race in 2013. Full pedigree which includes multliple diplomas winners on sire’s side. Price: $75|
|10.||2013 blue bar hen no. 3028 from the flying loft. She flew four races out to 180 miles as a young bird. She is available now only because I have extra hens. Sire is a son of “Heisenberg”, my best old bird flyer over the past ten years. “Heisenberg” has won two races and a total of 8 diplomas prior to being retired. He was also first to the loft in 10 of the 24 races he flew. Dam is “281” a granddaughter of Mike Radkovic's "LAR", the first Indianapolis 600-mile day bird in over 50 years. I have flown several grandchildren of both “LAR” and “Heisenberg” and they have been very reliable and consistent both as old and young birds. Full pedigree. Price: $75|
|11.||Positively gorgeous recessive opal hen , no. 37000. This is an unflown late hatch; but besides being one of the most beautiful pigeons you will find in a racing loft she is also a full sister to a 200-mile winner and also sister to another bird that was 2nd @ 125 miles. I keep telling myself I need to keep this pigeon for breeding (and I still might do so), but when I look at the size of my flock I try to tell myself I don't need her. Price: $150|
|12.||Sale Pending 2012 Black Saddle HVR cock no. 2982. Bred by Kripple Kreet Loft. This is a smaller sized cock that is very active and looking for a mate. Parents are half-siblings out of Lou Coletta's outstanding breeding hen "Cinnamon", who was purchased by KKL for $21,000. "Cinnamon's" first four eggs were winners, and as of 2012 at least two of her grandchildren were race winners. This is a cockbird that I should not let go, but I am trying to decrease my work load as the years go by. Outstanding potential here at an outstanding value. Price: $250 - Sale Pending (JA)|
|13.||2013 faded blue bar cock no. 36969. This pigeon carries the genes for both barless and cherry (red phase recessive opal). Sire is out of a pair of birds that both were 1st in their classes at the 2011 National Young Bird Show in Louisville, KY, and he goes back to my foundation cherry cock, who is a sibling to a futurity money winner. Dam is out of an Australian import bred by Willi Thiele on one side, and she is a granddaughter of "The Iceman", a 300-mile winner, on the other side. Full pedigree. Price reduced: $50|
|14.||2013 faded blue bar cock no. 46486. This is a younger brother to the bird listed directly above. Bred down from performance pigeons and fully pedigreed. He also carries cherry and barless just like his brother. Price reduced: $50|
|For additional birds, check out Swaney Acre Lofts. There you will find a nice collection of pigeons from both the "Hollywood" line of recessive red Hofkens as well as the outstanding "Creator" family of Wout Spierings of the Netherlands. Available are both strains "pure" and crossed, at very attractive prices.|